CHM104 Chemistry 1A (8)

A study of current theories of the nature of atoms, molecules and bonding to explain the behaviour of bulk matter.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CHM104. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed CHM115 cannot enrol into CHM104.

Subject Relationships

CHM115 CHM104 is the on campus equivalent of CHM115

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the language of chemistry;
  • Be able to describe how to calculate chemical amounts of matter;
  • Be able to apply known physical laws and perform related calculations;
  • Be able to accurately describe molecular behaviour of matter that explains observed macroscopic properties;
  • Be able to describe states of matter with respect to bonding;
  • Be able to accuratley demonstrate equilibrium and perform calculations;
  • Be able to describe relevant acids and bases and perform calculations.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Chemical foundations;
- Classification of matter;
- Stoichiometry;
- Gases;
- Atomic structure;
- Chemical bonding;
- Condensed states;
- Chemical equilibrium;
- Acids and bases.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CHM104 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assignments 1-4
Laboratory component
Final exam

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.Provides a hands on approach to the theory in the subject.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.